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Anti-poverty lobbyist skeptical as 2017 Legislative Session opens in Tallahassee

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Poverty appeared to matter as the Florida Legislature opened its 2017 regular Session Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott, during his State of the State speech, recalled his impoverished youth and the importance of jobs to lift Floridians out of economic despair. Surely, music to Karen Woodall‘s ears? Now at the Florida Center for Economic and Fiscal Policy, she’s spent 37 years lobbying in Tallahassee on behalf of the poor. In fact, she wasn’t impressed. We caught up with Woodall in the Capitol rotunda…

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